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Old Man Emu: Questions, Answers & Pictures

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4Wheelin4Banger, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Apr 29, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    In your case I would go with the progressive 3 leaf AAL too
     
  2. Apr 29, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    Thanks for the advice!
     
  3. Apr 29, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    Also if you want a level look but a new leaf pack.....to avoid the sagging and shitty load capacity of the stockers.......Look at the IRONMAN lift leaf packs. Sierra Expeditions sells them. 2" lift over stock and I believe they sell different leaf packs of varying load capacity and stiffness. I toyed with that idea for awhile.
     
  4. May 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    ok i have two questions....one, what are the 885x? is tht the same as the 885? and two, this is for a majority of people out there including myself but, what are the pros and cons of ome lift and toytec lift with 5100s? what are the big differences of the two? thanks
     
  5. May 1, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger [OP] Longtime Toyman

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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    885x replaced the 885 & fixed the sag problem.
    OME Pros:
    Shocks & springs were designed, tested & refined to work well together.
    Lift achieved without preloading the coils.
    Great lift for a reasonable price.
    Great ride on & off road.

    OME Cons:
    None that I can think of.

    5100 Pros:
    Cost a little less.

    5100 Cons:
    Preload coils to achieve more than 1.6" of lift.
    Ride quality due to preloaded coils.
     
  6. May 1, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    ^^^ What he said [​IMG]
     
  7. May 2, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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    Not enough
    Took my truck in for alignment after installing dakar leaf springs w/aal and the guy said I installed my toytec 3deg shim backwards. I swear I researched the correct direction before install but I need confirmation. Should the skinny side of the wedge face toward the front of the truck or toward the back of the truck?
     
  8. May 2, 2013 at 8:21 AM
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    wat?
    skinny towards the front.
     
  9. May 2, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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    1. vibes are getting less and less predominate. i'm going to give it some time to see if the suspension settles just enough to eliminate the vibes completely. it goes away on the highway so that's a plus.

    2. popping noise was the wheels weights hitting the sway bar at full steer. so nothing to worry about there... :rolleyes:

    3. i'm pretty sure the idiots that did my alignment didn't get the passenger side done correctly. i think its pulling in because the angle is still out of spec. i'm going to take it to another shop and see if they do a better job. i also think a front bumper would help keep the springs a little compressed. with no weight they are pretty stiff!
     
  10. May 2, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    Good to hear some of the issues are ironing themselves out. The springs will break in some as they wear in, even before you put the bumper on. I'm considering pulling the sway bar completely to see how the truck corners and handles bumps without it.
     
  11. May 2, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    been running my truck w/o a sway bar for years. only added it back for a spell to reduce the travel w/ 35s.
     
  12. May 2, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    Not enough
    Great! Thanks! That's the way I installed them
     
  13. May 2, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    Doesn't lean to much while cornering? Added flex over rocks and offroad?
     
  14. May 2, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    added flex for sure. depends on how aggressive you take turns as to how much body roll you get. normal driving you cant tell. test it out and see. doesnt take long to put it back on if you dont like it.
     
  15. May 2, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    Awesome! Can't wait to try it out :D
     
  16. May 2, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    so where do i get the 885x?
     
  17. May 2, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    wat?
    ordered mine from DSM, but toytec says they have them. others got them from wheelers too, IIRC.
     
  19. May 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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